I just got back from a trip to see Jess and her family. My brother-in-law drove, and I was so glad about that because I don't like to drive long distances. He went to visit his sister and take her presents as well. This is my birthplace, and Jess met up with us and saw Brian's family also. While it is snowing here, it's still Autumn there, and not as cold.
When I first got there, Brian's mom made me a cup of coffee and some eggs and potatoes. She really does make the best coffee, and always makes me feel welcome in her home.
We went out to the back yard so Francesca could run around. We thought it would be fun for her to go to the park, so we got ourselves together and walked there. Francesca does not like to have her hair brushed. Does any kid?
This is a well kept up park and so familiar to me, as my kids went to school in this area.
Grandma J and Auntie JJ had fun on the swings,
while I pushed Francesca on hers.
Going down the slide with Francesca.
And me and Uncle C racing down the slide.
When we left the park, there was a dazzling sunset.
Afterwards, we went to our favorite Mexican restaurant. I have been craving the food here.
We met for coffee in the morning at Starbuck's. Francesca was cracking me up asking me to tell her a story. So, I told her one. She said, "tell me again," and after a dozen times, I said, "Ok, but this is the last time," and she said, "ok, this is the last time." Then, when the story was over she said, "tell me again." My grandgirls are funny little people, both of them. I'm glad their moms have a sense of humor and sprinkle it in their lives. Here's little Mia running after a Christmas duck. This picture makes me laugh.
I came home with lots of presents to open on Christmas morning. When I saw the bottom of Jess' wrapped presents I smiled and got a tear. She is carrying on her mom's tradition and put a big black S initial on the bottom of my presents.
It was a very nice Christmas trip, and I came home to some snow, which I'll show you next week.
Have a merry December week.